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Table 3 High versus low SES schools/districts: injury reports to New Jersey Safe Schools state-law based surveillance, 12/1998-12/2013

From: Injury surveillance and associations with socioeconomic status indicators among youth/young workers in New Jersey secondary schools

Characteristic High SESn (%) Low SES n (%) p-value
Gender  
 Male 1,315 (72.0) 58 (65.2) 0.160
 Female 512 (28.0) 31 (34.8)
Treatment  
 Hospital 697 (54.9) 49 (68.1) 0.029
 Doctor 572 (45.1) 23 (31.9)
Injured Body Part  
 Finger 675 (37.4) 47 (53.4) 0.140
 Hand 191 (10.6) 8 (9.1)
 Multiple 180 (10.0) 8 (9.1)
 Arm 61 (3.4) 2 (2.3)
 Head 53 (2.9) 0 (0.0)
 Knee 31 (1.7) 2 (2.3)
 Ankle 48 (2.7) 1 (1.1)
 Eye 136 (7.5) 7 (8.0)
 Foot 68 (3.8) 0 (0.0)
 Back 48 (2.7) 2 (2.3)
 Face 42 (2.3) 3 (3.4)
 Other 273 (15.1) 8 (9.1)
Injury Type  
 Fracture 64 (3.8) 6 (6.8) 0.481
 Burn 162 (9.7) 9 (10.2)
 Bruise/Bump 58 (3.5) 2 (2.3)
 Sprain 85 (5.1) 5 (5.7)
 Puncture 64 (3.8) 7 (8.0)
 Multiple 141 (8.4) 9 (10.2)
 Abrasion 43 (2.6) 2 (2.3)
 Cut/Laceration 724 (43.4) 34 (38.6)
 Other 330 (19.7) 14 (15.9)  
Injury Cause  
 Struck Against 281 (16.1) 11 (12.6) 0.039
 Caught In /Under/Between 100 (5.7) 13 (14.9)
 Extreme Temperature 137 (7.9) 8 (9.2)
 Rubbed/Abraded 45 (2.6) 2 (2.3)
 Fall (Same Level) 80 (4.6) 6 (6.9)
 Struck By 617 (35.4) 24 (27.6)
 Multiple 54 (3.1) 3 (3.4)
 Other 431 (24.7) 20 (23.0)
Severity  
 Non-Disabling 1,168 (68.0) 62 (70.5) 0.870
 Temporary Disabling 549 (32.0) 26 (29.5)
 Permanently Disabling 1 (0.10) 0 (0.0)
PPE
 Yes 246 (53.2) 15 (55.6) 0.400
 No 216 (46.8) 12 (44.4)